Medicine Ball Leg Raises

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Make sure that your arms and legs never touch the ground while doing the reps
  • Its best to start out with a light ball to get warmed

Medicine Ball Leg Raises

This exercise targets your abdominals and provides a low to moderate cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Lower, Middle & Upper Abdominals


2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week


Medicine Ball

Cardiovascular Benefit

Low to Moderate

Muscle Group: Lower, Middle & Upper Abdominals

Equipment: Medicine Ball

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low to Moderate

Exercise Category: Abdominals

Starting Position: Lie on the floor, face up with your legs together and fully extended, heels touching the ground. Hold a medicine ball in both hands and extend your arms behind your head, several inches off the floor.

  1. 1 Exhale and crunch upwards, bringing your arms and legs towards each other. The two should meet above your stomach, and when they do, place the medicine ball inbetween your feet. Your shoulders and upper back will come off the floor.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly return to starting position, keeping the medicine ball inbetween your feet. When you lower your legs back down, be sure not to touch the ball to the ground, but keep it several inches above.
  3. 3 Repeat step one, grabbing the ball from your feet and then returning back to starting position.
  4. 4 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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